Domestic violence and sexual abuse is going unreported within Britain’s South Asian communities because of a “culture of shame”, according to new research. A study, conducted by academics Dr Karen Harrison from Hull University and Dr Aisha Gill from the University of Roehampton, found that many first generation immigrant women …Read More »
Victims of domestic abuse have a startlingly simple yet novel new way of asking for help, thanks to a new campaign created by a survivor of domestic abuse.
The Black Dot Campaign encourages anyone experiencing domestic abuse to draw a small black dot on the palm of their hand.
It’s the kind of initiative that is seen as particularly helpful for victims from those ethnic minority communities where abuse goes unreported because of cultural reasons.
The campaign’s Facebook page states: "This is a campaign to help the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence. They simply draw a black dot on their hands and agencies, family, friends, community centres, doctors, hospitals can recognise this person needs help but cannot ask for it."
According to the campaign’s founder, it’s already paying off.
She told the Huffington Post: "This has helped many people already and I thank everyone for their continued support. We have helped people access services they didn’t feel strong enough to access, and we are raising awareness worldwide."Read More »
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has accused search giant Google of abusing its dominant position in online search – an allegation, which if proven could force the U.S. company to alter its practices in a key market or even pay a big fine. A preliminary report from the regulatory …Read More »
Almost 90 percent of rapes in India in 2014 were committed by people known to the victims such as relatives, neighbours and employers, government statistics showed, as activists called for more focus on tackling sexual violence in the home and at work. In its annual report, India’s National Crime Records …Read More »
Police in eastern Pakistan have arrested seven men accused of sexually abusing children and distributing videos of the abuse, in what campaigners are describing as the biggest-ever child abuse case in the country. Investigators were sifting through evidence, including 18 or 19 videos seized so far, said Kasur district regional …Read More »
Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the three biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by two huge earthquakes, said a major survey published on Saturday, the three month anniversary of the first quake. Children interviewed by aid agencies in the aftermath of the …Read More »
These are the six British Asian “masterminds” jailed today over an horrific sex abuse ring which saw girls as young as 12 abused repeatedly by dozens of men. The men, from various parts of the UK, were among 11 who went on trial at the Old Bailey in London for …Read More »
When Rajan was followed by two men into a public toilet in Mumbai and forced to perform oral sex on them, the 31-year-old gay marketing professional realised this was the beginning of the end of his short-lived sexual freedom. “They knew I was gay. They were watching me and waiting. …Read More »
The Asian community in Rotherham, South Yorkshire were aware that young white girls were being sexually exploited by gangs of Asian men in the city, a community worker claims. There has been widespread shock across the UK to news that nearly 1400 young girls, some as young as 11, were …Read More »
The first-ever Indian origin contestant to win the Miss America contest has dismissed racist abuse on Twitter as she celebrated her win with a photo call in New Jersey. Miss New York Nina Davuluri, 24, was born and raised in Fayetteville, New York and was crowned after impressing judges with …Read More »